Charges dropped against student
Charges have been dropped against a University of Virginia student whose bloody arrest sparked a public uproar and a state police investigation, a prosecutor said.
Charlottesville Commonwealth Atty. David Chapman said he made the decision after reviewing results of the investigation into Martese Johnson’s arrest. But he said the findings did not warrant charges against the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control officers who arrested Johnson.
Johnson, 20, was arrested outside a bar on March 18.
Johnson’s arrest gained widespread attention, with photos and videos on social media showing him pinned to the ground, his face bloodied.